Mumbai: Janhvi Kapoor, the ‘Dhadak’ actress, will be seen essaying the role of Indian Air Force combat pilot Gunjan Saxena in her upcoming film ‘Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl’. Kapoor took to social media to laud the real-life pilot, saying that the latter has taught her the true meaning of bravery on Saturday
Wishing the pilot on her birthday, Janhvi took to Instagram and wrote, “Happy Birthday Gunjan mam! Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of bravery, the importance of working hard and sincerely and for paving the way for millions of women in our country. “You’re an inspiration and a hero, without ever having tried to be. Your story has helped me believe in myself, and hopefully will help others too,” she added.
Along with the post, she posted a photograph in which she can be seen posing and sharing smiles with Gunjan.
Gunjan was the first woman to fly the combat aviator into a war zone during the Kargil War in 1999. She evacuated injured soldiers from the war field, flying through Kashmir while she was posted in Kargil during the 1999 war.
The film is being directed by Sharan Sharma and produced by Karan Johar (Dharma Productions) in association with Zee Studios. Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar and Manav Vij in important roles.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is expected to release on March 13, 2020.